Ukraine Helicopters Strike Rebel-Held Airport

Monday, May 26, 2014 | Tag Cloud

Ukrainian government helicopters have launched an unprecedented airstrike against pro-Russian rebels who seized an airport terminal in the eastern city of Donetsk, with reports of civilian casualties.

The attack, considered the most forceful action taken so far against pro-Russian rebels, came just hours after Ukrainian billionaire Petro Poroshenko claimed victory in the presidential elections.

The military airstrike came in defiance of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov's earlier warning against an intensified armed operation targeting the separatists.

In response the Russian Foreign Ministry called on Kiev to end what it described as the military operation against its own people.


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